Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Martha Towner

Dear friends,

Jim and I are leaving shortly on a missions trip to Costa Rica. Jim will be contacting some Bible schools there concerning the DVD and online school he is working on. We will also be visiting dear friends, Mike and Noribette Day who work tirelessly with AWANA, directing and training leaders for that great work among children. I asked what they would like us to bring and they request special vitamins which have helped their daughter with her migraines. Would you like to participate in this cause? I will include three of their recent news letters at the bottom of this e mail so you can see what they are doing. You can make out checks to "CrossRoads Church" with "To Every Nation" in the memo line and include a separate note saying it is for the Costa Rica mission.

CrossRoads Church
3835 W. Old Shakopee Rd. Ste. 300-190
Bloomington, MN, 55431

Mike and Noribette also ask for prayer for another matter. While they have had tremendous success in the nation with AWANA, they live near a Catholic pilgrimage destination, (an apparition of Mary) and neither the missionaries before them nor they have seen a single person in that immediate area become a born again believer in Jesus Christ. There is such strong rejection of them that if they go to a neighbor's house, as they leave the neighbor will try to "cleanse" the house sprinkling "holy" water on anything they may have come in contact with. They believe this is a spiritual battle and hope that when we come to intercede with them that the Lord will give a victory and a breakthrough in that area, and people will respond to the Gospel.

Thank you for taking time to consider these requests for help in prayer and finances.

Martha and Jim Towner

Begin forwarded message:

From: Mnday@aol.com
Date: August 25, 2009 11:12:55 AM CDT
To: Mnday@aol.com
Subject: Dayly e-news update

Hello again from Costa Rica!

It has been quite a while since our last update, so please forgive this lapse. We had a great time in the States, and are grateful for those of you we were able to see.

A couple of days after we got back to Costa Rica, we trained 21 new leaders at the children's home, named Roblealto. As I mentioned in our previous letter, this home cares for around 80 kids that live with foster parents on the property. This is an important ministry, and we look forward to seeing how God uses Awana to work in these young lives.

A few weeks ago we trained two people in Grano de Oro to manage the Cubbies program, which is for the five and six year olds. Please pray that they can get this program off the ground, as starting is always the hardest.

I was asked to help coordinate a short-term team recently, where I handled all of the pre-trip logistics. The team built a foot bridge that crossed a deep gully. A young girl had fallen off the existing bridge (she survived), so they wanted to make something safer. They did a great job and the people are very happy. Attached is a picture of the old bridge.

This last Saturday we trained 23 new leaders to work with the Cubbies program (Casa Vida picture). On September 5th we are scheduled to train about 20 other leaders for the main Awana program, which is Sparks, Flame and Torch (grades 1-7). This is a large church, and has a lot of potential to reach their community.

We really appreciate your prayers and/or financial support!! Please continue to pray for the children, youth and families of Costa Rica.

Mike, Noribette, Rachel, Nathan, Gabriel and Joshua

Mike & Noribette Day
Apdo. 161-1350 San Sebastián
San José, Costa Rica

Hm. 506-2534-4163
Cell 506-8820-6966

Latin America Mission
P.O. Box 52-7900
Miami, FL 33152



Blogger Myron & Sally Holter said...

Martha is my 1st cousin on my mother's side. Her mother, Ruth, just passed on last Dec to be with Jesus.

I promised her I'd copy/paste her email to this blog.

Please help out if you can.


October 13, 2009 at 3:46 AM  

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